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Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008

His tax plan would benefit the rich

In Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s hour-long acceptance speech last Thursday, he mentioned Iraq only twice, Russia three times and taxes eight times. But did McCain speak the truth about his tax plan? “I will keep taxes low and cut them where I can,” he told the Republican Party faithful gathered...
Friday, Sept. 5, 2008

Jack Winters , Milwaukee

As a scientist, engineer, and educator at a local university, watching Sarah Palin's speech was like entering a black hole going back in time - an absence of content, or considerations of the realities of the 21st century in which we live.
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008

His birth control dodge continues

I don’t usually duck an issue, but I’ll try to get back to you,” Sen. John McCain told a Los Angeles Times reporter in early July. The uncomfortable moments documented on video—and in a Planned Parenthood campaign ad—show the presumptive Republican nominee squirming and stammering when he was asked why he voted against a 2003 bill that would require private insurance companies to cover prescription birth control, just as they cover Viagra.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008

Who Loves You, Baby

The media is in love with Barack Obama. If it wasn’t so serious, it would be funny.” That’s the message that John McCain’s campaign wants you to believe: The adoring media is “in the tank” for Obama and never challenges him; Obama has been anointed “The One”; and McCain can’t get a break, especially when...
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008


Dear EarthTalk: What are the major environmental issues that our next president, be it Barack Obama or John McCain, will have to confront? —Melinda Barnes
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008

Oil industry execs drive his campaign pledge

Forced to cancel a planned visit to an oil platform off the Mississippi coast last week because of inclement weather—and the untimely leaking of hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil by a shipwreck in the vicinity—John McCain finally got his photo op at a Bakersfield, Calif., derrick on July 28.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

He chose fund-raising over supporting vets

Last week’s Senate vote on the 21st-Century GI Bill was unusual. The 75-vote vetoproof majority of senators approved long-overdue tuition increases and educational aid for returning veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those who voted “yea” included Wisconsin’s two senators, Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl . . .
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008

Offshore drilling won’t reduce gas prices

McCain—who has accepted more than $1 million from Big Oil donors—is hoping that voters who are outraged by the high cost of gas will support his desire to find new domestic sources of oil and natural gas.